Titusville in Crawford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Quaker State Motor Oil
In 1914, Thomas and Hopewell Phinny of Oil City created Phinny's Quaker State Medium Oil. The Phinnys were granted a trademark for Quaker State in August 1921.
Quaker State was financed and marketed by J.B. Berry Brothers of Oil City. The Berry's family farm was Windy Hill Farms, located 2 miles south of Titusville.
Together the Phinnys and Berrys created the Eastern Refining Company. Over the next two decades Eastern reorganized to form Quaker State Oil Refining Corporation and produced lubricating oils.
They also acquired a second brand named "Sterling Oil" which marketed both oil and gas products.
Quaker State was headquartered in Oil City until 1995. After merging with Pennzoil in 1998, the brand is now owned by Royal Dutch Shell.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical month for this entry is August 1921.
Location. 41° 37.09′ N, 79° 40.27′ W. Marker is in Titusville, Pennsylvania, in Crawford County. Marker is on Smock Boulevard (Pennsylvania Route 8), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Titusville PA 16354, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. Sterling Oil (here, next to this marker); Penn-Drake Motor Oils (here, next to this marker); Pennzoil & South Penn (here, next to this marker); Valvoline (here, next to this marker); Wolf's Head Oils and Lubes (here, next to this marker); Union 76 Gasoline (here, next to this marker); Texaco (here, next to this marker); Amalie (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Titusville.
Additional keywords. Petroleum
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